New Postage Stamps for February 16 Issued

Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA) -- New stamps (a kind of sheetlet and a kind of individual stamp) have been published in the DPRK in celebration of the auspicious birthday of Kim Jong Il (February 16).

Printed in the upper part of the sheetlet are words "In Commemoration of the Birthday of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il" and "February 16" and in the centre is a round stamp reflecting Kimjongilia with the world map as its background.

Reflected in the lower part are Tulipa gesneriana cv, Mathiola incana and Adonis amurensis cv. Benibushi, gift plants presented to leader Kim Jong Il by public figures of Russia and Japan.

The individual stamp carries Pyrethrum hybridum, a plant gifted to him by a Swiss public figure.

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